Daily Dose of Cute

image of Zelda the Black and Tan Mutt, sitting on the loveseat near the window, with her head resting on the cushion, looking at me with a soulful face
Zelda. ♥

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. I have told the story of how Iain and I walked into the local humane society and fell in love with a little black-and-tan mutt who didn't even have a name many times, and I have advocated for shelter rescue and for big black dogs on Zelly's behalf, and I am going to keep doing that no matter what month it is, lol, but I want to invite everyone who's rescued a shelter dog (or cat! or rabbit! or whatever! let's flaunt convention!) to share their stories of rescue in this thread today.

(As always, pictures are more than welcome.)

There are still an awful lot of negative messages and misconceptions about shelter dogs, and one of the ways we can help, according to the ASPCA, is to tell our stories about our beloved dogs who came from shelters.

One of the biggest reasons people cite for not adopting from shelters is that they believe the dogs are broken, flawed, have too many problems. As if being imperfect is incompatible with being a great companion.

image of Dudley and Zelda standing at the back door
Two Imperfect Pups who are THE BEST.

Forget perfection. (In fact, if you're looking for perfection, maybe a pet of any sort isn't a good idea for you.) Find love instead.

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